Sexual health is a broad topic, and goes beyond matters related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, STIs form a special component of sexual health. Those afflicted with STIs can suffer grave reproductive health consequences, ranging from chronic pelvic pain to problems with fertility. It is in your interests to guard yourself against STIs, and to seek prompt treatment if you ever get infected.
The number of elderly people in Kenya is expected to double by 2050. We’ll increasingly be caring for the elderly, or geriatrics in medical terms. You shouldn’t get surprised if you find yourself bearing the health responsibility of your own elderly folk, or getting to a geriatric age yourself and needing care.
You already know the drill. You get sick, the doctor sees you, and you take home several pills to swallow many times a day, for days on end. If you are lucky, it may be one or two tablets daily for only a handful of days. If you are unlucky, or already contending with a chronic condition, it’s likely to be several pills a day over a life time.
I constantly get confidential electronic consults from adolescents when they find themselves faced with unexpected health issues. The range of enquiries is varied, with trivial concerns at times, but very serious health matters at certain points. Each encounter usually ends up with specific advice,